And you thought the dodgy Nikes were good, huh? The counterfeiting communists have struck again, but this time they’ve taken on a project just a little bigger than a fake Rolex. Well, a lot bigger.
This is the Geely Excellence, a blatant knock-off of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. And they’re nothing if not detailed, these Chinese cars.
Everything from the winged Spirit of Ecstasy sprouting from the grill, to the plush backseat is copied in perfect detail. In fact, there’s only one thing they haven’t mimicked; the price.
While a Phantom will set you back somewhere in the vicinity of one million bucks, the Geely Excellence is a steal for around $62,000.
Well the price is right, so let’s look at the stats. The Phantom is powered by a 6.5-litre V12, propelling this mobile tank to 100km/h in 5.7sec and will top-out at a limited 241km/h.
The Geely is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 and will finish the sprint in 10 seconds, which is a bit rubbish.
So what do you think? Is the Excellence a steal? Or is it just a much bigger piece of cheap knock-off crap? And if you’re a fan, what other cars would you like to see copied?